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US again backs off plan for drilling on Colorado public land


November 2, 2018

DENVER (AP) — The Trump administration is again shelving plans to allow oil and gas drilling on public land in Colorado after complaints from state officials and activists.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management said Friday some of the land is in big game habitat and some is in the North Fork Valley in western Colorado, where bureau officials are in the process of revising resource management plans.

The land covers about 116 square miles (300 square kilometers) in 58 parcels.

It's the second time in two weeks the bureau has withdrawn land from a planned Dec. 13 auction of drilling rights.


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